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This term, we will be reading the fantasy novel The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith.  As well as reading the text, we will also watch the film adaptation.  The book centres around a strange egg that a young boy finds on a beach in Scotland.  The egg hatches into a curious creature, which is very similar to a famous Scottish folklore creature.

We will use the novel to inspire our own pieces of creative writing, including a newspaper article based on a recount from local fishermen. 


In history and geography our themes are closely linked. 

Our geography topic is South America.  We will learn where South America is located on a world map, and where this is in relation to Europe.  We will do an in-depth study on Peru and learn about examples of human and physical geography.

Our history topic is the ancient Mayan civilization.  We will learn about the Mayan culture, including their beliefs, clothing, jewellery and architecture. 

Our on-going concepts, The Arts and Eurovision will continue to run. 


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